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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated   June 23 2016
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Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.0814 billion (1081.4 million)
Mobiles  1056 million 
Landlines: 25.4 million 
Total no. of PCs: 110 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  163 million
(wired: 18 million;   wireless : 145 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

India  Internet usage (IAMAI study Nov 2015)
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